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127 Hours

It might surprise you that Danny Boyle’s latest film 127 Hours has a message suitable for this holiday season–beyond the suggestion to cut off your own arm to escape the death trap family dinner table. Continue reading

Fall Movie Preview: November

I have to remind myself to avoid too much information about a film (interviews, trailers) because when I enter the cinema, I’m looking for a fresh experience.  So if you find my synopses compelling enough to see a film, I would advise against watching a full trailer.  However, if you’re on the fence, that’s what the trailer is for.

November 5

Due Date

Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. go on a road trip.  Need I say more?

127 Hours (limited release)

Director Danny Boyle has tackled horror (28 Days Later), sci-fi (Sunshine), and melodramatic realism (Slumdog Millionaire).  Though I found Slumdog the lesser of the three, this is a director willing to dive into worn paths and bulldoze fresh new territory.  Re-creating Aron Ralston’s harrowing ordeal of extricating oneself from the clutches of a boulder (James Franco stars), I’m sure Boyle will make it powerful.

November 12


Despite the fact that Aliens vs Predator: Requiem was universally panned, I found it to be light years ahead of the original and part of that was due to the solid special effects work by directors, The Brothers Strause.  There’s been considerable buzz concerning Skyline, but it’s up in the air if these guys can craft a quality story around the genocide of humanity.

November 19

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt 1)

You don’t need me to tell you to see or avoid this film.  The marketing behemoth for this thing will make sure your asses are in the seats.

Full trailer for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

There has already been a teaser trailer for 127 Hours, so this is the first full length trailer.  I would like to persuade you though: if you’re a die-hard Boyle fan, just wait to see the film.  If you’re genuinely curious about the film, go right ahead.  I just feel that trailers give too much and there’s something to be said for going into a movie mostly blind.  It’ll feel fresher if you haven’t already seen it on a tiny laptop screen a month ago.